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Captivating Cork Portraits

Scott Gundersen Creates Intricate Mosaics Made from Cork Bottle Stops

— August 31, 2011 — Eco
As cork continues to rise as one of this seasons most popular materials, artists like Scott Gundersen are thinking of new ways to use this fresh eco-material. Through long hours, a keen eye for detail and an undeniable artistic talent, Scott Gundersen is able to create intricate corks portraits with a mosaic flair.

Scott Gundersen is currently based out of Chicago where he brings together thousands of corks in order to create one-of-a-kind portraits that resemble massive faces. Some of these stunning creations can take over 9,000 corks to create and up to 50 hours to construct. This is one talented artistic with tons of quirky, corky personality.
Trend Themes
1. Eco Artistry - There is a growing trend towards creating art using sustainable and eco-friendly materials like cork.
2. Mosaic Portraiture - The trend of creating intricate, mosaic-style portraits is gaining popularity due to the unique visual appeal it offers.
3. Handmade Creations - With an increasing interest in personalization, unique handmade creations like Scott Gundersen's cork portraits are gaining traction in the art world.
Industry Implications
1. Art Supplies - Companies in the art supply industry can capitalize on the trend towards eco-friendly materials by offering sustainable and unique products like cork mosaic tiles.
2. Home Decor - The trend towards personalization and sustainability in home decor presents an opportunity for companies to offer unique and eco-friendly wall art options like cork mosaics.
3. Art Galleries - Art Galleries that showcase eco-art pieces like Scott Gunderson's cork portraits can attract a new audience that values sustainability and eco-friendly practices.
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